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  1. Roberta Ferrario, Context 2003

Message 1: Context 2003

Date: Wed, 28 May 2003 17:22:01 +0200
From: Roberta Ferrario <>
Subject: Context 2003

****************** Call for participation ******************

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 | CONTEXT'03 |
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 | Fourth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on |
 | Modeling and Using Context |
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 | Stanford, California (USA) |
 | June 23-25, 2003 |
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 | ( |
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We are pleased to announce that the registration and accomodation
reservation procedures for attending Context 2003 are open online.
Please, follow this link to formalize your registration:

You can also find links for alternative hotel solutions and travel


Monday June 23, 2003
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9:00-9:15 Welcome

9:15-10:15 Invited Talk 1: David Leake
	 (Computer Science Department, Indiana University, USA)

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:30 Session 1: Natural Language I

 * Robert Porzel
 Contextual Natural Language Processing with Ontological and
 Situational Coherence

 * Hugo Liu
 Unpacking Meaning from Words: A Context-Centered Approach to
 Computational Lexicon Design

 * Martin Trautwein
 Comparatively True Types: a Set-Free Ontological Model of
 Interpretation and Evaluation Contexts

 * Mark Whitsey
 Discourse Context and Indexicality

12:30-14:15 Lunch

14:15:-15:05 Session 2: Context and Common Sense Reasoning

 * Ramanathan Guha and John McCarthy
 Varieties of Contexts

 * John Bell
 A Common Sense Theory of Causation

15:05:-15:55 Session 3: Logic of Context I

 * Rolf Nossum
 A Contextual Approach to the Logic of Fiction

 * Luciano Serafini
 Local Relational Model: a Logical Formalization of Database

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30:-17:45 Session 4: Context and Cognitive Modeling

 * Leslie Ganet, Patrick Brezilllon and Charles Tijus
 Explanation as Contextual Categorization

 * Agnes Giboreau, Isabel Urdapilleta and Jean Francois Richard
 Effects of Context on the Description of Olfactory Properties

 * Elisabetta Zibetti and Charles Tijus
 Perceiving Action from Static Images: the Role of Spatial

18:00 Informational and historical walking tour of the Stanford Campus
 and Palo Alto downtown. Refreshment in a nice pub garden.

Tuesday June 24, 2003
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9:30-10:30 Invited Talk 2: Keith Devlin
	 (CSLI, Stanford University, USA)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:40 Session 5: Philosophical Foundations

 * Claudia Bianchi
 How To Refer: Objective Context vs. Intentional Context

 * Roger Young
 Demonstratives, Reference and Perception

 * Horacio Arlo-Costa
 A Theory of Contextual Propositions for Indicatives

 * Isidora Stojanovic
 What to Say on What Is Said

12:40-14:15 Lunch

14:15:-15:55 Session 6: Logic of Context II

 * Richmond Thomason
 Dynamic Contextual Intensional Logic: Logical Foundations and an

 * Sasa Buvac
 A Deduction Theorem for Modal Propositional Logic

 * Paolo Bouquet and Luciano Serafini
 On the Difference Between Bridge Rules and Lifting Axioms

 * Valeria de Paiva
 Natural Deduction and Context as (Constructive) Modality

16:00-16:30 Coffee Break

16:30:-18:30 Poster Session

20:30 Barbecue Dinner (Included in the registration fees).

Wednesday June 25, 2003
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9:30-10:30 Invited Talk 3: Patrick Brezillon
	 (LIP 6, University Paris 6, France)

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:40 Session 7: Context-aware Applications

 * Ghita Kouadri Mostifaoui and Patrick Brizillon
 A Generic Framework for Context-Based Distributed Authorizations

 * Robert P. Arritt and Roy M. Turner
 Context-Sensitive Weights for a Neural Network

 * Lucas Paletta
 Predictive Visual Context in Object Detection

 * Seiie Jang and Woontack Woo
 ubi-UCAM: A Unified Context-Aware Application Model

12:40-14:15 Lunch

14:15:-15:30 Session 8: Natural Language II

 * Nobo Komagata
 Contextual Effects on Word Order: Information Structure and
 Information Theory

 * Kavita Thomas
 Modelling "but" in Task-Oriented Dialogue

 * David Ahn
 Presupposition Accommodation in Adverbial Quantification

15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00:-16:50 Session 9: Natural Language III

 * Dominic Widdows
 A Mathematical Model for Context and Word-Meaning

 * Paolo Bouquet, Bernardo Magnini, Luciano Serafini and
 Stefano Zanobini
 A SAT-based Algorithm for Context Matching

16:50-17:00 Closing Remarks


Fausto Giunchiglia (Universit´┐Ż degli Studi di Trento, Italy)


Patrick Blackburn	 (LORIA, France)
Chiara Ghidini 	 (University of Liverpool, UK)
Roy Turner (University of Maine, USA)


Dikran Karagueuzian ( 
Michele King ( 
John Perry ( 
Keith Devlin ( 
Elisabetta Zibetti (
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